Sidera Networks and Allied Fiber partner, extending dark-fiber, low-latency network connectivity

Sidera Networks, a provider of fiber optic-based network systems, has partnered with Allied Fiber to access Allied Fiber's dark fiber network in New Jersey and Virginia. Allied Fiber's clients, in turn, gain access to Sidera's Xtreme Network for network connectivity from Piscataway, N.J., to New York, N.Y.

Sidera Networks, a provider of fiber optic-based network systems, has partnered with Allied Fiber to access Allied Fiber's dark-fiber network in New Jersey and Virginia. Allied Fiber's clients, in turn, gain access to Sidera's Xtreme Network for network connectivity from Piscataway, N.J., to New York, N.Y.

Sidera's Xtreme Network, launched in September 2009, provides ultra low-latency connectivity to key exchanges and data centers in New Jersey and New York. The partnership will enable the expansion of Sidera's Xtreme Network within New Jersey, as well as the enhancement of Sidera's network along the mid-Atlantic corridor. Allied Fiber's dark-fiber network in Virginia enables Sidera to create a secondary route to this region.

"It is important that we establish strategic relationships with carriers who share our philosophy and capabilities," says Mike Sicoli, CEO of Sidera Networks. "Our collaboration with Allied Fiber is a key component in addressing the strong demand we are seeing for access to our Xtreme Network and maintaining our latency advantage. Customers throughout this region require first-class reliability, low latency, and high-bandwidth capacity, and we look forward to continuing to support their needs."

Allied Fiber is undertaking a five-phase project to design, build, and operate a carrier-neutral, dark-fiber network connecting local, regional, national, and international networks to major telecommunications hubs to address America's need for more broadband access, wireless backhaul, data center distribution, and lower-latency communications services. With access to direct connectivity from Piscataway, N.J., to New York through Sidera's Xtreme Network, Allied Fiber's clients can receive low-latency access backed by SLAs to key data centers in Jersey City and Weehawken, N.J.

"Our mission is to simplify access to first-class dark fiber connectivity throughout the country and to collaborate with network professionals, such as Sidera, that can deliver a competitive advantage to our clients," says Hunter Newby, CEO of Allied Fiber. "These relationships will benefit our customers on several fronts and play an integral role in our strategic plan to develop a nationwide fiber network."

With this agreement, Sidera Networks also becomes a member of Allied Fiber's Dark Fiber Community, an online resource formed in response to the rising demands for dark fiber products and services.

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